Results for 10 and 12 February 2017

Friday 10 February

THE GOLDEN GOAT: Race 2, 2nd
Good effort on his run on Friday - he behaved well, switched off nicely behind the eventual winner and has settled more than previous starts. He tried hard all the way to the line in a strong race - it wasn't the easiest Maiden race! He's pulled up nicely with no issues and will have an easy few days before resuming work. We're looking to get him over a bit more ground now - there's a 1400m in mid-March that looks a nice race for him. 
 

MAGNUM: Race 7, 3rd
His run was okay on Friday - Glen Boss gave nice ride and got into handy position in a slowly-run race. He travelled very well throughout - Glen even looked around at 300 meters to see how the others were going. We're a little disappointed with the way he let down, he could have sprinteda bit better but he definitely didn't disgrace himself - Debt Collector, the winner of the race, is very special indeed. He looks nice and bright around the stable and we're going to take it slowly and see what comes next.

 

Royal Easter: winner, Maple Leaf Stakes Class 4 - 1200m

Royal Easter: winner, Maple Leaf Stakes Class 4 - 1200m

ROYAL EASTER: Race 9, 1st
We're all very pleased with the result - it was a good effort first-up over 1200m. He's been looking great and working well and it's paid off. App Y Salim gave him a nice ride, got him switched off and into clear room to make his move on the home straight. An impressive win, considering the saddle slipped - good thing he had a breast girth on! We'll give him a bit of a break and decide where to go with him. 

 

Sunday 12 February
 

NOBLE LIAISON: Race 5, 2nd
A bit of a tough race on Sunday - very tactical with no speed. Danny Beasley tried to push forward but he was blocked mid-race with no cover and unfortunately they got stuck in a bad position. He got a bit keen which probably cost him the finish. James still thinks there's a good level of ability and we just need a better race with stronger speed so he can relax midfield and finish off well. We'll be keeping an eye out for a suitable race for him in 3 to 4 weeks. 
 

SKYWALK: Race 7, 2nd
James was really pleased with his run - it was a good effort for his first time at 1400m; he was right up on strong pace and found line well. As James said, it's tough for 3-year-old to race older horses at a handicap level and he performed admirably. He's pulled up fine post race with no issues and after a 2 or 3 week freshen up we'll start to get him ready for the 3-year-old series.